Albert Clay papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection EP 010
  • Dates of Creation
      1914-1985
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French
  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and printed material. Includes 1 box of medals and 2 maps.

Scope and Content

Box of medals and miniature medals, including the Order of the Nile (1914-1919, 1939-1945); 2 maps, including a general map of Gallipoli and a map of the Kurija Dere region (nd, 1915); Framed Mentioned in Despatches certificate (1 March 1919); Manuscript certificate relating to the award of the Order of the Nile, with photostat copy and translations in English and French (nd); 3 photographs, one an x-ray of wound (February 1919, 25 September 1920, nd); Supplement to The London Gazette relating to A.H. Clay's promotion to the rank of Major (6 Feb 1920); Disability statement form (20 September 1919); 2 manuscript letters relating to A.H. Clay's wound, with sketch (5 October 1920); Typescript letter from the University of London Military Education Commitee relating to A.H. Clay being mentioned in Despatches (20 July 1918); Officer's record of services book (24 September 1919); Typescript account of his father's service by the donor, B.L. Clay (August 1985).

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Henry Clay (1896-1957) trained with the University of London Officer Training Corps. As 2nd Lieutenant and Acting Captain, 1st Battalion, 10th London (Hackney) Regiment, he served at Gallipoli and in Egypt/Palestine. He was mentioned in Despatches on 3 April 1918 and promoted to the rank of Major on 1 August 1919. He also served with the Home Guard during the Second World War.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by B.L. Clay (son).

Note

In English, but with a little French.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

Personal Names